Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language - Samuel Johnson

Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language

By Samuel Johnson

  • Release Date: 1784-01-01
  • Genre: Careers
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings


It is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospect of good; to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise; to be disgraced by miscarriage, or punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward.


  • Mistakes

    By Emily.n.b
    So many mistakes not only misspelled words wrong punctuation, the paragraphs have ever changing subjects and they were all boring anyways.
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    By Bela Baby
    By today's standard and quality, the preface is a wonderful read of his endeavor.